If you’ve been a Christian more than 24 hours, then you can’t deny that your faith has already been tested.
Moments after my conversion to Christ, the devil was trying to tell me, “that didn’t work, you’re not saved.”
Testing our faith is one way that God determines our authenticity. God knows our heart already, He just wants to bring it out in our character.
I’ve had my faith tested many many times over the years. Most of the time I failed the test. But, the wonderful thing about God is that He kept testing me because He knew that He would use me for His glory some day. And, thank God, those days are here.
If someone would have told me 20 years ago that I would be going on mission trips, I would have said they’re crazy. But, true to His promises, God has placed me in the mission fields and I’m loving serving people and being a part of God’s great commission.
If you’re a Christian and you tell me you’ve never had your faith tested, then personally, I would question your faith. But, that’s not up to me to decide, is it?
Are you trustworthy in your walk with God? Have the trials you’ve gone through shown your authentic faith in God?
Trust God in everything, always, in every circumstance, in every trial.
James 1: 2-4 – “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”